Jenrry Mejia should be able to avoid going on the disabled list, though he’s likely to still be unavailable this weekend, Terry Collins said Friday.
Mejia underwent an MRI on Friday (ESPN, June 13), which revealed swelling and stiffness in his lower back.
“They said it’s probably going to be a day or so before he’s going to be available,” said Collins.
Mejia entered the game in the 10th inning on Thursday night and was about to start his second inning of work when he came up lame after tossing a warmup pitch.
The team knew Mejia was pitching with a back issue, making the decision to remove him almost immediate.